"They say I could be drafted in the first round, maybe even higher."  Craig "Ironhead" Heyward.

2016 NFL MOCK DRAFT

 

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This Mock Draft is not intended to rank the players based on ability, but will take into account the yearly ineptitude of Daniel Snyder and The Bills Braintrust (yes, that’s an oxymoron) as well as the annual Oakland Raiders dart toss. We also give you the last five picks at the spot, starting with 2010, along with their draft grade. Click Here for Draft Grading Systempostions_05.png

1
  QB
  Sam Darnold, USC
  Cleveland Browns
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They could make a powerhouse team, but it seems instead they will draft a tosser that's probably not going to be better than Tyrod Taylor, at least not for the next two years.  There's certainly a lot to like about Darnold, but he's not a star in the making and even if he does develop in a few years guys like Myles Garrett and Jarvis Landry will be gone.

If the past is prologue he will be the next Carson Palmer.

Plan B: QB Baker Mayfield, RB Saquon Barkley

2   QB
  Josh Allen, Wyoming
  Denver Broncos (Mock trade with the Giants)
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This is the type of foolishness the Mad Hatter has been pulling the last few years in Denver.  QBs haven't developed under Elway. Even Peyton Manning sucked when she was there, but Elway continues to chase tossers including Brock Osweiler, Trevor Siemian (remember when everyone thought he was the next Joe Montana?) and Paxton Lynch.  Case Keenum is only a one year starter and they hope Allen develops into something he wasn't in college.

If the past is prologue he will be the next Jake Locker .

Plan B: QB Josh Rosen, OT Connor Williams

3   QB
  Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma
  New York Jets (via trade with Colts)
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Broadway Baker arrives in New York.

If the past is prologue he will be the next Brett Favre.

Plan B: OT Mike McGlinchey, CB Minkah Fitzpatrick

4   LB
  Roquan Smith, Georgia
  Cleveland Browns (via Texans)
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The next big thing at linebacker.

If the past is prologue he will be the next  Lavonte David.

Plan B: CB Josh Jackson, QB Sam Darnold

5   QB
  Josh Rosen, UCLA
  N.Y. Giants (Mock trade with the Broncos)
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The Giants trade back and still get their future starter.

If the past is prologue he will be the next Aaron Rodgers.

Plan B: OT Mike McGlinchey, LB Roquan Smith

6   DE
  Bradley Chubb, North Carolina St.
  Indianapolis Colts (via trade with Jets)
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Leadership for a struggling defense.

If the past is prologue he will be the next J.J. Watt.

Plan B: QB Josh Allen, CB Josh Jackson

7   RB
  Saquon Barkley, Penn State
  Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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The Bucs would sprint to the podium if Barkely dropped this far.

If the past is prologue he will be the next Barry Sanders.

Plan B: S Derwin James, CB Denzel Ward

8   LB
  Tremaine Edmunds, Virginia Tech
  Chicago Bears
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Big and bad, he could be the next Brian Urlacher.

If the past is prologue he will be the next Brian Urlacher.

Plan B: LB Roquan Smith, CB Denzel Ward

9   S
  Derwin James, Florida State
  San Francisco 49ers
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The 49ers need a premier receiver but there's not good value here.  James is a ready made replacement for Eric Reid.

If the past is prologue he will be the next Landon Collins.

Plan B: OT Mike McGlinchey, DE Marcus Davenport

10   CB
  Denzel Ward, Ohio State
  Oakland Raiders
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The Raiders have struggled to find an elite corner since Nnamdi Asomugha left in 2010.  Ward could be the answer.

If the past is prologue he will be the next Darrelle Revis.

Plan B: S Derwin James, LB Roquan Smith

11   OG
  Quenton Nelson, Notre Dame
  Miami Dolphins
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Nelson's a mauler with movement skills. The Fins have been searching for a stud guard since Larry Little.

If the past is prologue he will be the next Marshall Yanda.

Plan B: DT Vita Vea, LB Tremaine Edmunds

12   CB
  Minkah Fitzpatrick, Alabama
  Buffalo Bills (via trade with Bengals)
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The Bills go with the best player available.

If the past is prologue he will the next Honey Badger.

Plan B: CB Denzel Ward, DE Ogbo Okonronkwo

13   CB
  Josh Jackson, Iowa
  Washington Redskins
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The Skins lost Bashaud Breeland and don't have a ready made replacement.

 If the past is prologue he will be the next Xavier Rhodes.

Plan B: RB Nick Chubb, DT Vita Vea

14   DT
  Vita Vea, Washington
  Green Bay Packers
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The offense is still potent, but the defense needs lots of help. 

If the past is prologue he will be the next Malik Jackson.

Plan B: OT Mike McGlinchey, DT Da'ron Payne

15   QB
  Lamar Jackson, Louisville
  Arizona Cardinals
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The dude is a better version of Mike Vick, but will he last if he keeps running?  Probably not.

If the past is prologue he will be the next Mike Vick without the dog stuff.

Plan B: DT Vita Vea, WR Courtland Sutton

16   OT
  Mike McGlinchey, Notre Dame
  Baltimore Ravens
 

The Ravens offensive line was porous at best in 2017.

If the past is prologue he will be the next Joe Thomas.

Plan B: CB Josh Jackson, G Quinton Nelson

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